Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Back to School Shopping at Kohl's

It is almost school time for my littlest.  It's not actually Back to School for her, it's her very first year in preschool!  My boys have actually already gone back to school but they didn't really need clothes this year.  Avery, on the other hand, was VERY excited to get some new clothes for school!  Lucky for us, we got a complimentary $20 Kohl's gift card from Kohl's and Influenster for the purpose of reviewing!  (As always, the opinions are all my own.)

We live in Northern California and it is still HOT when school starts here.  Like really hot.  Like my face might melt off hot.  The only benefit to this is being able to get an amazing deal on clothes since most stores have their summer clothes on clearance.  Avery should be able to wear the summer clothes until late October.  Even then, we can layer t-shirts under sweaters and leggings under skirts to extend her clothes into fall.

For all of the clothes we got for Avery, we spent $44.36 before tax (I also got a shirt for me for $4.08) and received $10 back in Kohl's cash.  We purchased 3 pairs of shorts, 2 skirts, and 3 shirts.  On a side note, we would have spent a lot less but a certain adorable child NEEDED to have the blue flower skirt with the gold waistband even though I tried to talk her out of it.  I also tried to talk her out of the graphic t-shirts and steer her towards solids but she would not be steered.  My daughter couldn't be swayed.  I know, it's shocking.  She also refused to model any more outfits.

Here are my tips for getting the most out of your money at Kohl's:

~ Shop the clearance.   I look in clearance before anywhere else.  I know that the clearance section is where I'll find the absolute best deals.
~ Look for coupons in the mail and the newspaper and try to remember to bring them with you.  (That last part is key!)
~ Buy off season.  August is a great time to get amazing deals on summer clothes!  The black pair of shorts was only $3.57!  You can also buy bigger sizes and save them for next year.
~ Look for online coupons.  If you're like me, you'll forget your coupons at home.  You can just do a quick Google/Yahoo search for "Kohl's Coupons" and sometimes you'll luck out and find a coupon online.  In this case, I found a 20% off my entire purchase coupon!
~ Shop when there's Kohl's cash.  If you know you're going to be spending $50, shop when there's Kohl's cash so you can get the $10 back.

I'm really happy with our haul!  The colors all coordinate really well so she can mix and match outfits.  I definitely went over the $20 gift card I was given but I was super happy with the deals I got!  These are some of the best deals I've ever found on clothes!

Do you have any tips for saving money on clothes?  Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear them!

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  1. She is SO adorable! Girl has got great style just like her mama!

  2. So adorable! I always find GREAT things on Kohl's clearance racks! And you almost cannot beat their coupons!

  3. I love Kohl's for back to school shopping!! Girlfriends ready!

  4. I LOVE Kohl's so much! I regularly peruse the clearance racks in the juniors' section for myself haha. But seriously their sales are on point. Also I generally shop at Goodwill to find even more bargains.

  5. What great finds! Love the outfits and the darling girl. Awesome tips for getting deals!

  6. You found some great stuff! Love your tips for saving, too. I also subscribe to a few newsletters because they'll do a special subscriber promo from time to time! xo

  7. Such cute little skirts! Hoping these temps start dropping, we're going a little stir crazy indoors!

  8. How did you get a gift card? I got the influenster flourish voxbox but it only has some sort of postcard type of paper. I don't know what to do with it. Sorry I'm new to this! Thanks!

    1. It was the first time I got one. I think it's the luck of the draw.

  9. I love shopping Kohl's clearance! I get so many of my kids clothes for the following year from there and it saves so much money. I also love how they let you stack sales.